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every night it's a different lie

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james




verse: [G G B C] x2 G G Em C G (D G)
chorus: Am F C G Am F C D7
bridge: [C B7 Em A7] x2 Am D

go to work or you run and hide
hey son do you need a ride?
every night it's a different lie
there's a girl who ties your tongue
he's overrated, you're unsung
you broke the ladder rung by rung

in the land of the shy you could be king & everything
you're looking for in yourself is somewhere else

you'll build a life but you'll need a hand
& i know that you owe all your friends
& they understand someday you'll be in demand

you're making lists your empty fists
will hold until you're old and grey
but that's okay you didn't wanna be
in that band, anyway

you made the grade & you played it down
now play your part & leave this town
hey son can you keep it down?


go to work or you run & hide
hey son do you need a ride?
(every night it's a different lie) x3


from goodnight, young novelist, released August 26, 2009




the young novelists Toronto, Ontario

Exclaim! dubbed their first EP “unpretentious brilliance” and this Toronto-based folk-roots band has won critical acclaim ever since. Stephen Fearing described them as having “tight arrangements, great dynamics, and good songs with beautiful harmonies” and their live shows capture audiences with both barnstorming singalongs and heartbreaking folk ballads. ... more

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